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About Sevier County

For the adventurous, Sevier County is the perfect destination.

With lots of activities for you and your family to enjoy, it'll be hard to know where to start. We suggest looking at FlipKey's selection of Sevier County vacation rentals and going from there.

About Sevier County, Tennessee

Sevier County has been home to nomadic and semi-nomadic Native Americans for centuries.

However, it was only discovered by the Spaniards in the mid-16th century. Since then, it has grown rapidly and become a popular destination for adventurers and history buffs from all over the world.

The town got its name from John Sevier (the governor of the failed state of Franklin), and was a hub of activity for Union troops during the Civil War. History buffs can discover all about this at the museums.

Sevier County is full of natural beauty. The best way to explore it is just by walking through the different areas and keeping your eyes peeled.

It's lucky enough to sit right next to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park – a big attraction for adventurous types and great spot for discovering new things.

What to do

Make the most of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park during your stay. It was established in 1936 and remains a popular spot to this day.

Hike up the hills and enjoy the spectacular views of the mountains. Why not take a bicycle tour through the forests while you're there?

If you're into fishing, see if you can catch a prize-winning trout in the river. There are lots of other water-based activities, too. You can try water tubing, kayaking and more during your stay.

History buffs head to Cades Cove. Here, you'll see preserved log cabins, barns and churches. This’ll help you get a feel for what the area was like hundreds of years ago.

If you're up for a thrill, head to Dollywood – the theme park named after Dolly Parton. It's one of the most popular attractions in Tennessee, so don't be surprised if it's busy.

There are all your traditional theme park rides, but there are also music performances here too! Dolly herself often turns up!

Other activities in Sevier County include zip-lining and a visit to Ripley's Aquarium. Both are great for the whole family.

Top off your trip with a visit to the Sugarlands Distilling Company and you'll have the recipe for the perfect vacation!

Top Sevier County travel tips

It's best to book any excursions or tours in advance, especially in the summer. It's a really popular destination.

You'll need strong walking shoes to survive a trip to Sevier County. But, don't worry if you forget them – there are plenty of places to get new ones.

Enjoy your adventurous getaway to Sevier County and explore everything it has to offer. After a long, exciting day, retreat back to your FlipKey vacation rental to relax and prepare for everything tomorrow will bring.